Last class for the year!

It’s Management Monday!  It’s the last class for the year on Saturday the 15th.  I will be teaching how to contain your gifts.  There will be one gift card holder.  The other two projects will be 3d.  Invitation coming today!

On the 22nd I will be at the Farmers’ Market and will also have a drop in time for you to pick up your new catalogs, see what’s new, and create a project.

On the 31st will be the New York New Year’s Eve Party.

If you would like to order from the Year-End Closeout or the Annual Catalog please use host code EMKZNUTC to help Betty.  The host code finishes tonight at 9 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Taking a breath.

It’s Sabbath Sunday!  I am taking a breath and getting some things caught up today.  My house looks like I have done six events this week.  So I will take out the trash, do some dusting, and probably even vacuum some.  Then I will get to create and get some long-awaited thank you notes out.  It doesn’t sound different than any other day, but it is for me.  The phone won’t ring and I can turn the music up and just focus.  Don’t get me wrong, I love people, but I don’t get much done since I am concentrating on conversations and whatever else might come.

And the rest of my home sounds different today too.  All three cars are in the driveway (until my daughter goes to work in a bit) and my husband is composing some new arrangement of some musical rendition.    I love the constant music.  Since I am not musical I love it.  It’s a good thing I married a musician.

Have you ever stopped to listen to your home?  Do you like the sounds created in it?  How do they differ from the rest of the week?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Knowledge is power.

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  I firmly believe that in order to give back we need to have knowledge which turns to wisdom.  I continuously read to keep myself on top of what is going on.

Recently I came across an interesting article in Success that lists out ways to be extraordinary.  Give it a quick read and maybe you will get some new ideas on how to give back.

https://www.success.com/126-ways-to-be-extraordinary/?fbclid=IwAR23RXBUBIbfsc_imiHyygTsa0RteMq5PBkwIhdhTjqon3r9wOV2145vfyc

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Pieces of a background.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Have you ever stamped a big background stamp and not all of it came out?  Then use a punch and pull the pieces you do want to create a background.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When you becomes joy.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Here is the card that is created with the Celebrate You thinlits.

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To learn how to create this card please watch the Video (https://youtu.be/B_oXzMZfuEs).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When you become joy.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Today we are making you become joy.  As most of you know the social aspect or people are what keep me going.  So it easy for me to say that you are my joy.  Today, however, it is literally true.  We are taking the Celebrate You thinlits (aptly named) and creating with the “you”.  When the tail end of the “u” is snipped off it becomes joy when flipped over.

Join me tonight at 7 pm at Facebook Live Link (www.facebook.com/StampingWithJoni) as I create a complete card from this.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Embossing paste adds cool touches.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  Did you know a little bit of embossing paste can add just a hint of snow or a tiny bit of texture?  If you can’t afford to buy all the different colors of embossing paste then just get the one with no color in it.  You can then separate it out and add bits of glitter or a tiny bit of shimmer paint (or re-inker) to create a different look.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Giving Back for World Card Making Day!

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day I encourage you to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  I don’t know if you are aware but the first Saturday in October is known as World Card Making Day.  Since I will be vending at the Gem & Mineral Show at the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree I figured I could give back to you.  Anyone that stops by my booth on Saturday will be able to create a card to send to brighten someone’s day for FREE!  This is my way of celebrating World Card Making Day!  So come on by and share a smile, a stamp, and some ink to create something that will make an impact in someone’s mailbox.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S.  See you soon!

You never know…

It’s Friendship Friday and this is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  I have to say you never know when you will be impacted by someone’s “small” deed.  Between Joel (hubby) and I we had asked for about two weeks to help with the marching band specifically.  Funds were down and it was looking pretty destitute.  Every one of you that helped, THANK YOU!  We raised over $2000 in that short time.  You showed up in a big way and I thank you.  You touched me and my family.

So I will leave you with this video since you never know who you will touch and what impact you may have.  It might be something little to you, but it could change someone’s whole world around.

Ripples Create Waves video (https://www.facebook.com/TheBornsLegend/videos/2005785579741137/)

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Day 7 of 12 Days of Christmas

We are over halfway.  How are you?  I will be catching up on all the tickets this weekend as well as many other projects.  But for today…

Post a photo in the comments section of this blog or facebook post of your happy mail going out today.  Each envelope with a stamp on it gets 5 tickets.  (Please remember to not show addresses.) (If you can’t figure out how to post it then email or text it to me.)

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂